Types of Treatment
Knee Physical Therapy Louisville, Evansville & Southern Indiana
At ProRehab, we treat patients with all types of knee injuries, conditions, and pain. Our patients most commonly see us for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and total knee replacements.
Research shows that 11% of all sprains or strains evaluated by physicians occur at the knee, and greater than half of all joint replacements are total knee arthroplasties. Clearly, the knee is an important joint that bears a lot of stress and forces over the years. Knee pain can cause walking to be uncomfortable or even unbearable, and untreated knee problems can create secondary injuries at other joints including the low back, hips, and ankles. Athletes often struggle with ACL or meniscus tears, as well as patellar tendonitis. Physical therapists can provide a non-invasive treatment of knee pain, as well as help patients prepare and recover from a surgical procedure on their knee.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
ACL injuries can result from a blow to the knee or a simple twist of the knee. Physical Therapy can help in a conservative approach to an ACL injury by restoring strength, balance, and flexibility to the knee. ACL injuries often require surgical intervention. At ProRehab we work closely with your physician and rely on our sports medicine expertise to help facilitate the best route to recovery for you.
We can also assist you in prevention of injuries, ACL injuries being one of the most common preventable injuries from non-contact blows.
Conservative care approaches offered by ProRehab expert staff using integrative evidenced based techniques allows our patients the opportunity to decrease pain and increase function without needing surgical intervention. ProRehab uses techniques which address range of motion not only at the knee but at the hip, ankle, and spine, incorporating techniques from the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain can come on suddenly, as in the case of an ACL tear, or it can come on gradually like it would in the case of knee osteoarthritis. Most ligament tears are the result of a traumatic event that occurs when playing sports, while degeneration of the cartilage that supports the knee can occur over time and pain will increase gradually. If you have had surgery on your knee, then the pain is likely a sign that your body is healing the way it should and a physical therapist’s treatment for knee pain can help you on your recovery journey.
Symptoms Related to Knee Joint Issues
Symptoms related to knee pain vary depending on the specific injury. Popping, locking, clicking, and giving way can indicate certain degenerative or meniscus injuries. Pain when descending stairs, and with standing and walking are also common knee-related symptoms. Swelling may or may not happen simultaneously with increased pain. After surgery pain is expected, but enrolling quickly in a physical therapy program can decrease your pain as well as reduce your risk of re-injury.
Finding the Right Solutions for Healthy Knees
Whether you are recovering from surgery or looking for a different approach to your knee pain treatment, our team at ProRehab can help. Recovery from ACL repair surgery and total knee replacement can be difficult and painful, and it is important to have a supportive team by your side throughout the process. Our treatment for knee pain involves gentle stretching and strengthening, as well as technology to increase muscle contraction and decrease pain. Our physical therapists work closely with your physician to ensure a smooth rehab process for you, allowing you to achieve your goals as quickly as possible.
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Thank you so much! I love you guys and the care I received!
After just 4 visits…I feel like a brand new person. Before, I could barely walk for 15 minutes without my back screaming in pain. Now I’m zooming through therapy and going on walks at home.
Wonderful staff, very helpful, competent and professional. They listen to what I say and are working with me to meet my goal.
Amazing service. They have gone out of their way to call and follow up with me while doing my at-home exercises. Highly recommend.
I couldn’t have wished for a better place to go for my knee replacement therapy! They know what they are doing to get you back in the swing of things so you can go on with your life!